Emergency Information・Medical Facilities

  • ・The multilingual contact center is a public service dedicated to foreign tourists provided by Okinawa Prefecture.
  • ・We correspond to tourist information, interpretation services, disasters, and so on a phone.
  • ・We correspond to 3 languages; English, Chinese, and Korean.

Office Hours: 9:00AM to 9:00PM

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1.Accident of snorkeling have increased. In some cases, they lead to death.

5 Principles for Safety Snorkeling

  1. It looks easy, but it takes practice
    Learn how to use the snorkel,mask and fins.

  2. Floating isn't easy
    Wear a life jacket and wetsuit for more buoyancy.
  3. The sea is beautiful, but hazardous
    swim in designated areas, check the weather and tides, and don't take risks.
  4. Watch your physical Condition
    If you're not in good condition, dont't go in. No drinking alcohol.
    Accidents involving the middle-aged are increasing.
  5. Don't go alone
    When you go in the sea, never go alone. Take a break after an hour.
    You may not make it to shore if you're tired.

2.Carefully select suppliers of marine leisure.(Safety mark)

It is a system, which Okinawa Public Safety Commission designate "Maruyu" (excellent) suppliers. Who supply marina business and beaches, diving business, and pleasure boats with sufficient safety measurements standards prescribed in "water safety ordinance" and so on. "Maruyu" means "Excellent safety measurements marine leisure supplier."
(Quoted from General Foundation Okinawa Marine Leisure Safety Bureau HP)

3.Dangerous creatures of the sea

The beautiful coral reefs are home to many types of creatures, and some of them are poisonous.
Learn how to avoid injury form these dangerous creatures. They won't hurt you if you avoid touching or provoking them unnecessarily.
(Okinawa Prefectural Institute of Health and Environment)

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Quoted from "Okinawa Tourism Safety and Security Guide."

Box Jellyfish

This jellyfish appears from May to October.
It can be found in water as shallow as 50 cm. Its sting is very painful and can cause shock. Children are especially recommended to swim at a beach with jellyfish nets.

First Aid for box jellyfish stings

  1. If you're stung, get out of the sea right away. Do NOT rub the affected area.
  2. Pour plenty of vinegar on the affected area.
    *Vinegar is only effective for box jellyfish stings. Do not use it for other jellyfish stings.
  3. Gently remove the tentacles by hand.
  4. If it hurts, apply ice or cold water.

Information links for other dangerous organisms Be.okinawa

※When breathing or heart is stopped, immediately perform artificial respiration and cardiac massage.

Okinawa is a region, which tend to be effected by typhoons. Lots of typhoons come close from June to October. Cancellation of airplanes, ships, buses, and monorails often happens due to typhoons.

Inquiries such as operation status

If reserved flights is canceled due to typhoon

rink::http://www.bousai.okinawa.jp/ (Available in English, Chinese, and Korean)

Emergency hospitals

In some locations,only inquiries in Japanese can be handled.
When making an inquiry,please get help from some body who speaks Japanese.

Public medical services

Okinawa Prefectural Hokubu Hospital

TEL: 098-052-2719
Business hour: Mon-Fri 8:30AM~5:00PM

Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital

TEL: 098-973-4111
Business hour: Mon-Fri 8:30AM~5:15PM

Naha and South)
Naha City Hospital

TEL: 098-884-5111
Business hour: Mon-Fri 8:45AM~5:00PM

Okinawa Prefectural Miyako Hospital

TEL: 098-72-3151
Business hour: Mon-Fri 8:30AM~5:15PM

Okinawa Prefectural Yaeyama Hospital

TEL: 098-083-2525
Business hour: Mon-Fri 8:30AM~5:15PM

Police: 110     

Ambulance: 119   

foreign language support hospital

Okinawa Medical Info 2016. PDF download

At some hospitals, consultations in foreign languages are available at all times. Call to confirm.
(Okinawa International exchange &Human Resources Development Foundation)

China:China Embassy in Japan

★Fukuoka Consulate General

Business jurisdiction:
Fukuoka, Yamaguchi, Saga, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Okinawa

ADD:1-3-3, Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Zip 810-0065

US:US Embassy in Japan

★Okinawa the United States Consulate General


From 8:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm during Monday to Thursday

American citizens services business is not available on Fridays.

Out of business hours for emergency services

TEL: 03-3224-5000(US Embassy in Japan)
ADD:2-1-1, Touyama, Urasoe City, Okinawwa

Korea:Korea Embassy in Japan

★Fukuoka Consulate General

Business jurisdiction: Fukuoka, Yamaguchi, Saga, Oita, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Okinawa

TEL:(092) 771-0461-2
FAX:(092) 771-0464
E-Mail : fukuoka@mofa.go.kr

ADD:1-3-3, Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Zip 810-0065

Taipei:Taipei Ambassador Economic and Cultural Representative Office

★Taipei Ambassador Economic and Cultural Representative Office Naha Annex

TEL:(098) 862-7008

ADD:Arute Bdg. 6th floor, 3-15-9, Kumoji, Naha, Okinawa